ANTICIPATING A GOOD APPLE HARVEST AT GIY FAMILY DAY IN WATERFORD – 2nd wk in June 2014

Thanks to Micháel Ó Cadhla and the Grow It Yourself (GIY) organisation for inviting Áine and myself to the GIY Family Fun Day at the Athenaeum House Hotel on the outskirts of Waterford city held on Sunday 8th June. Workshops on growing food and various crafts were on display. We were asked to do a demo about apples and juicing. In my book ‘Trevor’s Kitchen Garden’

Giving a workshop at the GIY Family Fun Day in Waterford about storing apples by freezing the juice.

Giving a workshop at the GIY Family Fun Day in Waterford about storing apples by freezing the juice.

(in a revised edition in the bookshops or from http://www.orpenpress.com), the apple juicing tips are in the 2nd week of August chapter. However, this June  event was a useful opportunity to talk about growing apple trees, caring for them and how to handle the harvest which is developing quite well so far.

After a spell of dry weather, be sure to give any spare water from the kitchen or bathroom to your apple trees. For example, water left after washing dishes at home is generally thrown around the base of our fruit trees. Drought can cause undeveloped fruit to drop, whereas proper watering can swell the developing fruit.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. that was an interesting demo you gave Trevor,I listened carefully to you.

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